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Once Upon A Time in The West

TALL COOL HAT IN

THE LONG HOT SUN

Tumbleweed blowin’

saloon-doors flappin’

spurs..janglin’

TALL COOL HAT IN

THE LONG HOT SUN..

Five-pointed star gleamin’

townsfolk scurryin’

main street emptyin’

TALL COOL HAT IN

THE LONG HOT SUN..

Faces hatin’

voices cussin’

Smith & Wesson answerin’

TALL COOL HAT IN

THE LONG HOT SUN..

Bodies fallin’

women cryin’..

for the Tall Cool Hat

face down in

that Long Hot Sun…

Once Upon A Time in The West

When that wind roars out of the South,
the one called the “Zephyr”,
it tears right through El Paso
with raw heat and anger;

Blasting like buckshot
in saloon bar brawls,
it stampedes droves of tumbleweed
herding it like cattle;

Zephyrs sweep away everything,
except memories and their re-telling
that clatter,that chatter across
strung out continental wires;

Informing city readers a day later
of some gunfight someplace so far away,
that the retelling of it
enobles the mythical participants;

three cadavers, jackets buttoned
silver coins placed over their eyes,
lined-up one,two,three
for the Wm.H.Walker Camera;

The faces of Pat Garrett and William H. Bonney
absent from that white and black portrait,
they got paid their double gold eagles
and rode off.

( A previous version was posted 21/6/2011 )